Local elementary students learn about the nutritional value found in traditional African foods

CINCINNATI - Can having fun with food help local students make better nutritional choices? One local teacher is taking advantage of a national program that brings traditional African foods to the classroom, with a helping of creativity.

Ife Bell, community resource coordinator for Frederick Douglass, said A Taste of African Heritage is especially pertinent for students at the school, most of whom are black. She learned of the cooking classes while searching for activities for students in Frederick Douglass Elementary’s after-school program.

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